ABOUT GEORGE STECK
In the great Vienna Exposition in 1873, the George Steck won First Prize for merit for tone, design, and careful detail of construction. This was the only such honor granted at the Exposition and marked the superiority of the George Steck over all the other pianos exhibited. Steck, a master craftsman and scientific acoustician, won many other awards, including the coveted Gold Medal at Vienna and other international expositions.
Richard Wagner composed “Parsifal” on the George Steck. The instrument had been presented to Wagner by his fellow townsmen and is preserved at the Wagner Villa in Bayreuth. In 2001 the George Steck piano company was sold to ASC, a division of the 1/3 of a billion dollar Korean conglomerate Sejung. With their vast resources, Sejung began to create a piano line of great depth and character with the intention of offering a high quality yet lower cost alternative to Yamaha and Kawai.